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by Mach7
Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why pilots are so...
Replies: 50
Views: 6086

Re: Why pilots are so...

Being a Pilot is NOT like any other job, If you were a Pilot, (which I am assuming you are not), you would not have made that comment. Flying is something that gets in your blood and stays there. My Dad used to say that is was a Disease and once you have it its there for life...like Herpes.. I have ...
by Mach7
Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Montreal ATC
Replies: 4
Views: 3857

Re: Montreal ATC

@grey_wolf, I totally agree with your statement. Maybe my initial post may have been a bit confusing as it had been a long day...but yes...you are correct..if the Pilot(s) in question responded to ATC that they require the instructions in English, then the Controller would of course accommodate. Thi...
by Mach7
Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Montreal ATC
Replies: 4
Views: 3857

Montreal ATC

In our operations we employ a confirmation before any ATC clearance is adhered to. For example, if ATC clears us to 8000 feet, then the Pilot Flying will dial in the altitude, confirm said altitude with the Pilot monitoring, then maneuver the Aircraft to complying with the ATC instruction. This ensu...
by Mach7
Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: New Phraseology for SIDs and STARs: Beginning April 27, 2017
Replies: 47
Views: 9280

Re: New Phraseology for SIDs and STARs: Beginning April 27, 2017

@wordstwice If my comments appeared to be blaming controllers then I apologize. That was not my intent as I am fully aware they are just as frustrated as the Pilot group(s). On the positive side We have already found some controllers that are circumnavigating the phraseology by clearing Aircraft dir...
by Mach7
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: New Phraseology for SIDs and STARs: Beginning April 27, 2017
Replies: 47
Views: 9280

Re: New Phraseology for SIDs and STARs: Beginning April 27, 2017

I just finished being exposed to this new phraseology and I can tell from a Pilots perspective that it sucks. We have been using climb and descend via clearaces for over a year in the US and it works like a charm because the clearances contain useful information while at the same time greatly reduci...
by Mach7
Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Right gear collapse on Flybe Q400 (video) Feb 23rd
Replies: 32
Views: 5133

Re: Right gear collapse on Flybe Q400 (video) Feb 23rd

I think the clue is in the video that was taken from the cabin. As far as I remember, when the gear is down and locked the PSEU will automatically close the clamshell doors that are located directly behind the gear. In other words the PSEU will open the doors, the gear will exit, then the doors will...
by Mach7
Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Soccer Team Charter Down in Columbia on flight from Bolivia to Medellin
Replies: 99
Views: 10616

Re: Soccer Team Charter Down in Columbia on flight from Bolivia to Medellin

Re North Shore's speculation from elsewhere, With respect to the posters comments about 9300 kgs of fuel, this is assuming that the crew used the òverride`procedure when pressure fueling the aircraft. If the system is set to `preselect`` mode, you cannot achieve full fuel, but somewhat less like in ...
by Mach7
Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Soccer Team Charter Down in Columbia on flight from Bolivia to Medellin
Replies: 99
Views: 10616

Re: Soccer Team Charter Down in Columbia on flight from Bolivia to Medellin

Re North Shore's speculation from elsewhere, With respect to the posters comments about 9300 kgs of fuel, this is assuming that the crew used the òverride`procedure when pressure fueling the aircraft. If the system is set to `preselect`` mode, you cannot achieve full fuel, but somewhat less like in ...
by Mach7
Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Soccer Team Charter Down in Columbia on flight from Bolivia to Medellin
Replies: 99
Views: 10616

Re: Soccer Team Charter Down in Columbia on flight from Bolivia to Medellin

I forgot to mention as well in my previous post that these is a Flight Deck Emergency lighting system that will come on automatically when it senses a power loss to this magnitude, therefore there would have been illumination provided in this situation.
by Mach7
Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Soccer Team Charter Down in Columbia on flight from Bolivia to Medellin
Replies: 99
Views: 10616

Re: Soccer Team Charter Down in Columbia on flight from Bolivia to Medellin

To my recollection, transponder 1 is available at essential power, however neither 1 or 2 is available at emergency power. It does not really matter in which succession the engines failed if due to fuel starvation. Once the rpm gets below 50 percent N2 on engines 1 and 4, the IDG will no longer be a...
by Mach7
Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Soccer Team Charter Down in Columbia on flight from Bolivia to Medellin
Replies: 99
Views: 10616

Re: Soccer Team Charter Down in Columbia on flight from Bolivia to Medellin

The 146 has a bullet proof electrical system. Basically you have three levels of power which are; Normal, essential, and emergency. The system comprises of three AC generators located off engines 1, 4 and the APU, two to three, (depending on mod status), transformer rectifier units to provide for DC...
by Mach7
Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Soccer Team Charter Down in Columbia on flight from Bolivia to Medellin
Replies: 99
Views: 10616

Re: Soccer Team Charter Down in Columbia on flight from Bolivia to Medellin

Having thousands of hours on type....my first thoughts go to fuel exhaustion.

Although they may have had some type of electrical malfunction, fuel had to be first and foremost on there mind.
by Mach7
Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airline pilots don't know how to fly
Replies: 72
Views: 4390

Re: Airline pilots don't know how to fly

@redlaser You are the very reason why I try to stay away from these forums.... It makes my blood boil listening to green horns like yourself type out there perception of aviation and Airline Pilots from the VAST experience you must have, (that is sarcasm if you didn't get that). Most of these poster...
by Mach7
Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:14 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Captain Doug Robinson.
Replies: 1
Views: 4405

Re: Captain Doug Robinson.

I spoke with Doug only last week and was shocked to hear of his passing.

I have known Doug since he started with Nova in '87 and have had the pleasure to work with him.

Doug was a gentle soul and a kind man. You could not help but like the guy.

He will be missed
by Mach7
Wed Sep 30, 2015 10:07 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Fleet growth 5 new Qs, 5 new 705 within the next two years.
Replies: 68
Views: 16756

Re: Fleet growth 5 new Qs, 5 new 705 within the next two ye

This is great news for Jazz! and IMO only the beginning.

I think the way that it will all unfold is Jazz will operate the 705 fleet, all the 200's will go to GGN and Sky will have the 175s...everyone will get a piece of the jet flying.
by Mach7
Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: CRJ VS Q and Classic
Replies: 15
Views: 9671

Re: CRJ VS Q and Classic

If you are a new hire at Jazz, the equipment type and base decision will be made for you. Most likely you will get CRJ as they seem to be quite short on that vehicle.
by Mach7
Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada Accident in YHZ
Replies: 414
Views: 63221

Re: Air Canada Accident in YHZ

@55+ You are somewhat correct, however most companies have an 'op' spec to bring them down to 3/4 or 1/2 mile if they utilize an SCDA approach or utilize the HGS. @HiFlychick I don't fly an overly large aircraft, but one that weighs in at 75k for landing and has quite a fast approach speed. In the o...
by Mach7
Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada Accident in YHZ
Replies: 414
Views: 63221

Re: Air Canada Accident in YHZ

@trey kule You are correct, one must be responsible for ones mistake(s), that being said, (and I have no inside knowledge of the AC accident), if these Pilots were mandated to do a CDA and where not given the correct training on how to execute such an approach, then the company (IMO) has to take som...
by Mach7
Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:21 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada Accident in YHZ
Replies: 414
Views: 63221

Re: Air Canada Accident in YHZ

It is because the MAP and the VDP (visual descent point) are different for an aircraft with an approach GS of 130-140 kts.

Really? not the depicted on the approach plates we are using.
by Mach7
Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada Accident in YHZ
Replies: 414
Views: 63221

Re: Air Canada Accident in YHZ

At the chance of being very unpopular, I feel the real culprit in this accident is the SCDA, (or CDA) approach. This "elephant in the room", in my opinion is not as 'safe' an approach as a step down, (unless one is connected to a VNAV or has some sort of vertical guidance other than "dialing" in an ...
by Mach7
Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:44 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada Accident in YHZ
Replies: 414
Views: 63221

Re: Air Canada Accident in YHZ

Hmmm, wondering if the Crew set the "bracketed" altitude as opposed to the MDA by mistake.
by Mach7
Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:18 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Jazz lands on lights in YAM?
Replies: 94
Views: 14444

Re: Jazz lands on lights in YAM?

you are wasting you ink on this PMA discussion. First off PMA's on the "classic" are only done on an ILS approach, and only when the weather dictates. Secondly, It would most likely be a GNSS approach to the runway WITH VNAV coupled guidance. PMA's are not performed nor are they approved for the CRJ...
by Mach7
Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: to All Air Canada Ramp employees.
Replies: 1
Views: 1870

to All Air Canada Ramp employees.

As a Jazz Pilot, flying in the East, with the sh*it weather, low CFRIs, high crosswinds, and dangerous ramp conditions, we should all take some time to thank the Ramp Leads and handlers that ensure a safe operation day in and day out by properly loading, monitoring, and diligently checking the wings...
by Mach7
Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Situation for Jazz New Hires
Replies: 79
Views: 46162

Re: Situation for Jazz New Hires

Teacher, With all due respect , there was no pressure from the company or the MEC to place your name on the list. The only pressure was generated within the Pilot group to move this thing forward. Many of us did sign up to the PML in an effort to help the numbers, with no intention on going to AC. H...
by Mach7
Tue Feb 10, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Turbofan Icing Protection?
Replies: 10
Views: 1912

Re: Turbofan Icing Protection?

Fan ice (N1) can occur at low power settings and felt as vibration through the airframe. This is especially true during prolonged taxi for takeoff in conditions such as ice fog etc, To eliminate fan ice, you simply increase the fan rpm and the ice will shed off the blades and pass harmlessly out the...

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